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Missionary Update – October 4

Piano Available - Spinet piano available in Brookville, PA.  Please contact Warren Harris for details at 814-849-5093. Carol Ciocca – Retired, living in Sebring, FL Prayer Letter Greetings from Maranatha Village, Sebring, Florida.  These have been busy days since I last sent out an official prayer letter.  Those who receive the e-mail version have had several updates since my last letter in July. I will try to bring the rest of you up to date. If you have an e-mail address and would like to receive my letters that way, please let me know. Health: I’ve had two vein procedures.  The third was rescheduled for September 29 due to Hurricane [...]

Donald and Joyce Shade – Tentmakers

Don and Joyce Shade serve as Tentmakers at Crossroads Baptist Church in Tracy, CA.   Tentmakers are mature lay people who are financially self-supported and led of the Lord to aid missionaries and church plants. Don drives truck for Costco Wholesale, and Joyce teaches high school chemistry and physics, but they, with their boys Richie, Lee, Benny and John, are an integral part of the church planting team with missionaries Tim and Susan Heinrich. Don serves as the only deacon right now, teaches the adult Sunday school class and is the head usher.  He is also the church Treasurer, and Joyce is the Financial Secretary right now.  They both assist Tim [...]

Ulysses and Augustine Bestey – Kansas City, MO

Ulysses and Augustine Bestey have served as BCP church planters since 1997. They are faithfully proclaiming the Gospel and nurturing saints at Faith Fellowship Baptist Church. In May they had three baptisms—an eight-year-old girl and ten-year-old girl with her father. In June they had two baby dedications and two candidates for membership. Every first Saturday of the month Ulysses serves as volunteer chaplain at the City Union Mission, a homeless shelter, and he also serves voluntarily on the faculty at Carver Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary & Institute. Ulysses is working as the Assistant Director at Paseo Baptist Learning Center in Greater Kansas City,   Missouri, where Augustine also served [...]

Connect Summer 2017

In this edition: *Welcome to short-termers*  *Leadership Summit update*    *Closure Counseling by ChurchCare*     *The Value of our Volunteer Builders*     *Part III:  The Profitability of Partnerships*

Miguel and Ana Maria Quintana – missionary highlight

Miguel and Ana, both from Colombia, South America, faithfully served in ministry for over 20 years in several Latin American countries before coming to the United States. While planting a church in Waterloo, Iowa, Miguel and Ana realized they needed to partner with a mission agency, so in 2000 they attended Baptist Church Planters’ candidate school and became official missionaries. They faithfully built up the body of believers in Waterloo and are now presently serving at another church plant, Iglesia Bautista Hispana in Seminole, FL (meeting at Starkey Road Baptist Church.) This past year, the Quintanas rejoiced to see these blessings: 1) Their Hispanic group meets in a small church [...]

Missionaries gather for leadership conference

March 22-24 were days of blessings, challenge and encouragement from the Word of God as we hosted our second tri-annual Leadership Summit at the Ministry Center in Grafton, Ohio. Missionaries from coast to coast, as well as many of our board members and a few special visitors, took part in this intensive training program themed Expect More. Missionary church planter Jim Mitchell from Thousand Oaks, CA, shared that the greatest blessing received was “good Bible teaching related to where we live as church planters.” Through expository preaching and practical teaching, the speakers shared ways that God helps us be the leaders, shepherds, evangelists and encouragers that He gives us the [...]

Rob and Beth Worthington – “a place of new beginnings”

God works in truly great ways!  We have seen His blessings on our family as we have grown from a family of six, to now having 4 grand children with one on the way!  We have one wedding coming up in October of this year with Sharon to her fiancé Chris.  They both serve in Iraq as civilian contractors and they both work with UAV’s.  Crystal our oldest is in Wyoming with her husband and two boys, Bobby is in Florida with his wife and son, and Cheryl with our only granddaughter is in PA.  Didn’t think I would ever be this old!  But grand kids are great!     [...]

Connect Spring 2017

In this issue: **Welcome to Jon Jenks, Director of Training and Enrichment   **a Tribute to Amy Wilmeth **Part II: The Products and Pieces of Partnership **Desert Hills building dedication ** Leaving a Legacy

Roy and Karen Kinney – looking forward to 2017!

We have seen God's hand of blessing in 2016 and look forward to what He has in store ahead. FAMILY BLESSINGS: Our family has grown!  Kaia-Ann Grace Hansen was officially adopted into our family in November and Leroy & Kiersten were married Thanksgiving weekend.  November was a full month of celebrating! Our family gatherings consist of 16 people with all of us plus spouses, grandkids, foster children, and foster grandchildren.  That is a full life of blessings as each one loves the Lord and serves in our local church. CHURCH BLESSINGS: We have what this second largest city in all of New England needs...the life saving Gospel to share with [...]

Meet Tim and Susan Heinrich in CA

John 14:1-3 says, “Let not your heart be troubled...In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” This Christmas, Crossroads Baptist Church in Tracy, CA, had a special program where each family brought a presentation of part of the Christmas story. There were readings, drama, music and multimedia presentations. As the program drew to a close, we began to see that God had orchestrated it all, [...]

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